What is Similar Photo Cleaner?

At first glance, Similar Photo Cleaner looks like legal software, like Similar PhotoS Cleaner, Mac Tonic, but if you look closely, you’ll notice that they are very different. When you run it on your MacBook – it locks the screen by showing a popup with demands to purchase a full license. Also, Similar Photo Cleaner has some features, that can affect MacBook performance and increase the number of others annoying popups. Similar Photo Cleaner constantly requires to purchase a license for releasing a disk space. Also, the app constantly reminds, that user has a great number of duplicates on their Mac. Finally, such software can collect a user personal information: site usage information, customer and site feedback, newsletter registration, purchase track of customers. All these features are frustrating and we think the best way to prevent troubles is to remove Similar Photo Cleaner from Mac completely. For this, please read our article below.

Similar Photo Cleaner

How Similar Photo Cleaner gets on your Mac?

Similar Photo Cleaner distributes to Mac and Windows users through official sites, bundles, spam letters, etc. For example, http://www.similarphotocleaner.com/ offers to install Similar Photo Cleaner and purchase a license, but we think, that there are many other sources. When you try to use this software, it constantly demands to buy a license to scan your Mac. Also, this software can create annoying pop-ups in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari. Similar Photo Cleaner PUP usually is installed by users permission, but “permission” can be hidden in the installation process of other programs, apps, or extensions. This virus usually installs a bunch of other malware or adware onto a computer, some of which may change browser settings like a default search engine. You may use our instructions to remove Similar Photo Cleaner from your MacOS.

How to remove Similar Photo Cleaner from your Mac?

To uninstall Similar Photo Cleaner remove it from Applications, then delete all leftover files and folders.

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Step 1: Remove Similar Photo Cleaner from Mac

Similar Photo Cleaner may not have the app associated with it in Applications. However, we recommend you to inspect the list of installed applications and remove unknown or suspicious ones. Look for Similar Photo Cleaner or Similar Photo Cleaner.app.

Mac OSX:

  1. Open Finder
  2. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications
  3. If you see Uninstall Similar Photo Cleaner or Similar Photo Cleaner Uninstaller, double-click it and follow instructions
  4. Drag unwanted application Similar Photo Cleaner from the Applications folder to the Trash (located on the right side of the Dock)

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Mac OSX

appcleanerTo remove leftover items of unwanted application on Mac we recommend you to use AppCleaner. Just drag application you want to remove to AppCleaner window and it will search for residual data on your hard drive. This will save space of your memory and will help to remove stubborn applications from Mac systems.

After that remove Similar Photo Cleaner from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Admin Preferences from Mac

  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Click on Profiles.
  3. Click on AdminPrefs on the left panel.
  4. Click the minus button below to delete rogue settings.

Step 3: Remove Similar Photo Cleaner from browsers


  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Safari menu.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find Weknow or other suspicious extensions.
  5. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Safari.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Weknow or other suspicious extensions.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Weknow or other suspicious extensions.
  4. Press Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Step 4: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser setting in Safari:

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Click on the Safari menu.
  3. Choose Reset Safari….
  4. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Safari.

Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:

  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

Step 5: Remove following files and folders of Similar Photo Cleaner:

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Written by Tim Kas

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